Under limited supervision and according to established policies and procedures will be cross trained between bedside care and monitoring of dialysis machines and maintenance; Able to perform bedside care and assist with dialysis machine set up, cleaning, and performs preventative maintenance on all dialysis related equipment. Documents all information and performs tests as described by government regulations. Instructs patients and their families in the operation of dialysis equipment. Provide in-service instruction to nursing staff regarding the operation of new equipment and procedures. Ensures adequate supply inventory, maintains quality assurance standards according to departmental policies and procedures.
Analytical ability to gather and interpret data to identify discrepancies, problems or issues to obtain advice when precedents are unclear or unavailable, and to determine methods for ensuring compliance with functional/ organizational/ service policies and procedures.
Communication and or interpersonal skills for routine contacts with internal and some external customer / stakeholders to discuss primary factual information. Some discretion and conflict resolution skills are exercised, primarily with people within the unit/ function. Courtesy and listening skills are required. The ability to read and comprehend procedures and technical literature in specific functional area is necessary.
Technical knowledge of dialysis equipment operation and maintenance set up.
Technical knowledge to maintain and repair dialysis equipment
Performs preventative maintenance and routine repairs on all dialysis related equipment in the dialysis unit.
Provides in-service instruction to nursing staff regarding the operation of new equipment and procedures
Ensures adequate supply inventory; orders additional supplies and materials; recommend the purchase of new equipment/ supplies.
Inspects and monitors water treatment systems for proper operation. Draws routine water samples and sends out for analysis
Maintains quality assurance standards according to departmental policies and procedures.
Knowledge of Fresenius Machine Models 2008T & any other current dialysis machine models
Normal patient care environment with occasional exposure to communicable disease.
Exposure to toxic chemicals, fumes, blood and body fluids on a daily basis with little chance of harm when following established universal precautions.
Weekend on call responsibilities as needed
1.High school diploma or GED.
2.Current Hemodialysis Technician certification through a national certification program or will obtain certification within one year.National certifications include the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) examination offered by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission, the Board of Nephrology Examiners for Nursing and Technology (BONENT), and the National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCO) exam.The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved these three national certification exams for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patient care technician certification.
3.Completion of a certified PCA/PCT or Nurse Assistant program preferred.
Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Primary Location: Detroit, Michigan
Facility: DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Shift Begin: 8:00 AMShift End: 6:00 PM
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005013293
About Tenet Healthcare
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.